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The UVic Vikes draw a big crowd at CARSA for the preseason Canada West game in this 2017 photo. While the size of public gatherings is still restricted, COVID-19 regulations have been relaxed slightly and some people are longing for the time when they are able to congregate once again. (APShutter.com/UVicVikes)

QUIZ: Crowds and solitude

As COVID-19 restrictions have been relaxed, here’s a quiz about crowded places and isolation

The UVic Vikes draw a big crowd at CARSA for the preseason Canada West game in this 2017 photo. While the size of public gatherings is still restricted, COVID-19 regulations have been relaxed slightly and some people are longing for the time when they are able to congregate once again. (APShutter.com/UVicVikes)
Tyson Yellowbird and his dog traditional singing. Photo and video submitted by Mason Buffalo.

This dog can’t resist joining in with his owner’s traditional singing

On May 17, 2020 Mason Buffalo posted a video of his brother…

Tyson Yellowbird and his dog traditional singing. Photo and video submitted by Mason Buffalo.
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QUIZ: Exploring gardens

How much do you know about gardening and famous gardens?

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QUIZ: In honour of mothers

On Mother’s Day, see how much you know about the day and about some famous mothers

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The kids at the day home wore their halloween costumes today to help celebrate the birthday. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.

Local day home gets a special drive-by surprise

Wetaskiwin Fire showed up to bring smiles to the birthday boy with lights and sirens.

The kids at the day home wore their halloween costumes today to help celebrate the birthday. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.
Teachers and staff of Sacred Heart School, Wetaskiwin stood outside to watch and cheer on the drive-by parade. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.

Sacred Heart School teachers received thanks today

Students drove by the school today in parade fashion to show their appreciation for their teachers.

Teachers and staff of Sacred Heart School, Wetaskiwin stood outside to watch and cheer on the drive-by parade. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.
The Morton Historical Multi Culture Centre in Clive is coordinating an effort to produce scrub bags for central Albertan healthcare workers. (Photo submitted by Laurie Hermary)

Clive group sewing scrub bags for central Albertan healthcare workers

Morton Historical Multi Culture Centre in Clive is coordinating the effort

The Morton Historical Multi Culture Centre in Clive is coordinating an effort to produce scrub bags for central Albertan healthcare workers. (Photo submitted by Laurie Hermary)
Lacombe FCSS Happy Grams will be delivered to residents in the community who are forced to isolate due to COVID-19. (Image Courtesy: Lacombe FCSS)

Lacombe FCSS ‘Happy Grams’ bring joy to those feeling isolated

Residents are encouraged to drop off words of encouragement to the MCMPL book-drop

Lacombe FCSS Happy Grams will be delivered to residents in the community who are forced to isolate due to COVID-19. (Image Courtesy: Lacombe FCSS)
The Beatles had a profound influence on the music of the 1960s and beyond. The band’s last studio album, Let It Be, was released May 8, 1970. (Stock photo)

QUIZ: A tribute to The Beatles

How much do you know about the iconic band from the 1960s?

The Beatles had a profound influence on the music of the 1960s and beyond. The band’s last studio album, Let It Be, was released May 8, 1970. (Stock photo)
During the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses, doctors and other health care professionals have been working long and hard to treat patients. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A salute to health care workers

How much do you know about doctors, nurses and medicine? Put your knowledge to the test.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses, doctors and other health care professionals have been working long and hard to treat patients. (Black Press file photo)
Blackfalds business supports truckers working through COVID-19 with free burgers

Blackfalds business supports truckers working through COVID-19 with free burgers

Eagle Builders showed appreciation for truckers at Junction 42

Blackfalds business supports truckers working through COVID-19 with free burgers
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QUIZ: Meet the Simpsons

How much do you know about this iconic television family?

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Black Press Media launches network-wide campaign to shine light on uplifting stories durin the COVID-19 pandemic.                                Black Press Media launches network-wide campaign to shine light on uplifting stories durin the COVID-19 pandemic.

We’re In This Together: Black Press Media puts callout for feel-good community stories

We want to tell uplifting stories you’ve seen in your community during the pandemic

Black Press Media launches network-wide campaign to shine light on uplifting stories durin the COVID-19 pandemic.                                Black Press Media launches network-wide campaign to shine light on uplifting stories durin the COVID-19 pandemic.
Edgar York and his wife Doreen sit on their front porch to watch the parade of family and friends that drove by to wish him a happy birthday. Photo by Dale Aitchison.

WWII Veteran celebrated his 98 birthday from his porch with a community parade in his honour

COVID-19 didn’t stop Edgar York’s family and friends from saying Happy Birthday.

Edgar York and his wife Doreen sit on their front porch to watch the parade of family and friends that drove by to wish him a happy birthday. Photo by Dale Aitchison.
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QUIZ: Put your knowledge of Easter to the test

Take this 15-question quiz to see how much you know about this holiday

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Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wetaskiwin is set up to live stream their Easter Triduum. (Photo/ Facebook-Sacred Heart Catholic Church-Wetaskiwin.)

Churches in Wetaskiwin are using social media to hold Easter masses

Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wetaskiwin is livestreaming Easter mass on Facebook.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wetaskiwin is set up to live stream their Easter Triduum. (Photo/ Facebook-Sacred Heart Catholic Church-Wetaskiwin.)
“We are also now truly concerned about our health and wellbeing—yet we have no access to protective equipment,” says owner and pharmacist Michelle Reid at Wetaskiwin Family Pharmacy. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.

Wetaskiwin Pharmacists are facing mask and glove shortages while working the front lines

Wetaskiwin Family Pharmacy is quickly running out of necessary PPE with no restock in sight.

“We are also now truly concerned about our health and wellbeing—yet we have no access to protective equipment,” says owner and pharmacist Michelle Reid at Wetaskiwin Family Pharmacy. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.
Sylvan Lake man wins STARS Lottery grand prize

Sylvan Lake man wins STARS Lottery grand prize

The grand prize winners were all from Central Alberta, including Sheldon Mudry from Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake man wins STARS Lottery grand prize
Cotton bags designed for scrubs made by the Mulhurst Bay Quilt Club. Photo submitted.

Community compassion: The Mulhurst Bay Quilt Club is getting creative with their homemade donations

The club is making scrub bags to help COVID front line workers reduce the spread in their homes.

Cotton bags designed for scrubs made by the Mulhurst Bay Quilt Club. Photo submitted.
Alberta RCMP are asking citizens to consider crime prevention in their spring gardening plans.

Alberta RCMP are asking citizens to consider crime prevention in their spring gardening plans.

“Consider planting prickly plants such as raspberries or roses for a natural barrier.”

Alberta RCMP are asking citizens to consider crime prevention in their spring gardening plans.